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MATT ON TOWN MOVE

29 June 2021

"It’s a great football club and a big football club as well so what I want to do is help get Ipswich back in the Championship"

Matt Penney says that he has moved to Town in the search of regular football and to play his part in a promotion push.

The versatile left-sided player, who will officially join on 1 July after his contract at Sheffield Wednesday expires, has penned a two-year deal with the Blues. The Club have the option to extend the deal for a further 12 months.

Matt becomes the sixth signing under the Gamechanger 20 Ltd ownership and fourth new addition inside the last five days.

The 23-year-old opened up on why he opted to move to Suffolk and to provide an insight into what kind of player Town fans can expect to see.

"At this point in my career, I need to start playing games," Matt told iFollow Ipswich.

"Last season was a difficult season for myself and the team. Now I just want to get back out enjoying it and playing football with a smile on my face because, ultimately, that’s when I’m going to play my best football.

"I spoke to the manager; his plans and his aspirations are massive and so are mine, so it made sense for me to come and be a part of it.

"I’m energetic and I will work all day for the boys. I’m a good left-sided player with a good left foot. Hopefully I can chip in with a few goals and assist as well. Ultimately, all I want to do is win games and help us get promoted.

"I can play full-back, wing-back or as a left midfielder. I’d probably say full-back or wing-back are my better positions. Wherever the gaffer wants to play me, I’ll happily do my best.

"It’s a great football club and a big football club as well so what I want to do is help get Ipswich back in the Championship.

"I’ve never played at Portman Road before so hopefully we can get some fans in and make it a memorable one."

Watch the full interview with Matt below.


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